Kevin Systrom Bio Details

Full name

Kevin Systrom





Date of birth

30 Dec 1983

Birth place

Holliston, Massachusetts, USA


Internet Entrepreneur

CEO of Instagram


Middlesex Boarding School, Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Stanford University, California, United States (Finished 2006)

Co founded Instagram, the photo sharing app, with Mike Krieger in 2011 and sold it to Facebook for $715 million in 2012 and remained in charge as CEO.  Following it's launch, the app became one of the fastest growing applications ever gaining 80 million users in less than a year.
Instragram was born after Kevin's wife Nicole commented while on holiday that her camera phone photos weren't good enough quality to post online.  It only took one day to develop Instagram's first filter, X-Pro II and to post an image of a dog and Nicole's foot on an early version of Instagram.
2015: Instagram has over 400 million users who post over 80 million photos a day.  One of the most popular Instagram pictures ever was of Kendall Jenner's hair arranged in heart shapes, it has been "liked" over 3.1 million times
Spent a term in his 3rd year at Stanford studying photography in Florence.  He was told to replace his Nikon with a plastic Holga camera to take square pictures.  This became Instagram's trademark.
Prior to Instagram, he was part of the start up team Odeo, which later became Twiiter and he also worked at Google for 2 years.

Kevin Systrom

Co Founder and CEO of Instagram
Kevin Systrom

Relationship History

Nicole Systrom


31 Oct 2015

Professional Partners

Mike Krieger

Professional Working Relationship

working together from 2010

Kevin Systrom Siblings

Kate Systrom


Kevin Systrom Family

Kevin Systrom's parents:

Kevin Systrom's father is Douglas Systrom Kevin Systrom's mother is Diane Systrom

Kevin Systrom's current partners:

Kevin Systrom's wife is Nicole Systrom

Kevin Systrom's siblings:

Kevin Systrom's sister is Kate Systrom

Kevin Systrom FameChain Links

Titans of the Internet

Other people in this association:

Tim Berners-Lee

Sergey Brin

Larry Page